400 Court Street – Evansville Pro Wrestling History: Jimmy Wheeler of the Professional Wrestling Historical Society Talks 1915 Wrestling Ban

1915 Evansville Wrestling Ban

In the debut episode, host Sean Dulaney looks back on the incidents that led up to the 1915 ban on professional wrestling in Evansville, including the first meeting of Joe Stecher and Ed “Strangler” Lewis for the world’s championship. Sean is also joined by Jimmy Wheeler of the Professional Wrestling Historical Society to discuss Lewis, Stecher and other stars of the 1910s as well as the state of the business at the time.

Music Includes: Movie Rag by J.S. Zaniecnik, The Georgia Grind by Ford Dabney

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